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bug #35253: printf format documentation (basename/dirname)

Submitted by:  Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Submitted on:  Fri 06 Jan 2012 06:09:44 PM UTC  
 
Category: documentationSeverity: 3 - Normal
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Fri 06 Jan 2012 06:09:44 PM UTC, original submission:

Hello,

In Debian bugs 654541 and 654542 Josh Triplett has asked to mention "basename" and "dirname" in the documention for the %f and %h printf directives:

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Please consider using the standard term "dirname" in this description, to make it easier to find.
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Any thoughts on this? I am no native speaker, but using these two words in regular English text looks ugly to me. OTOH find /usr/share/man/man? -type f -exec zgrep -l basename {} + has lots of hits in other documentation.

cu andreas

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>

 

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